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Today's News

  • Local student sells winning truck ticket

    Pictured from left are Hugo Shurr, truck winner Phillip Hardin, Ashley Montgomery and Rebecca Mobley of the Spencer County FFA, and Billy Ray Smith.

  • Locals compete at Ky. Junior Livestock Expo

    Dalton and Dillion Stallings, Spencer County 4-H members, competed earlier this month at Morehead State University in the Kentucky Junior Livestock Expo. Dalton (pictured) won Reserve Grand Champion market hog, and Grand Champion Kentucky Proud market hog. Dillion placed second in both of his classes with his two market hogs, and received first place Kentucky Proud with both of those pigs as well. Also pictured is Emily Hume, mentor.

  • Local horse owners encouraged to complete survey if received

    Beginning this week, horse owners across Kentucky could be some of 15,000 “horse-holds” selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Ag Statistics Service to contribute critically important information about Kentucky’s horse industry. Organizers urge those receiving a survey in the mail to promptly complete and return the information.

  • Garlic harvest comes early

    I read somewhere that summer solstice marks the point that it is safe to harvest your garlic. By June 20, the garlic has “cloved-up” in this part of the country, but of course what happens prior to that date may give us a little wiggle room. This year, I harvested on June 19, the earliest in memory and the garlic looks good.

  • PHOTO GALLERY: Summer enrichment at Taylorsville Elementary

    Students across Spencer County in grades K-8 are having fun while learning this summer as participants in the district’s new summer enrichment program. The program was designed to reemphasize and bolster concepts learned during the school year, especially reading and math. Students who would benefit the most from the program were identified at Taylorsville and Spencer County Elementary schools, as well as Spencer Middle. Although participation was not required, the program is being offered free of charge and lunch is provided.

  • Education briefs

    Reeser graduates from Murray State
    Danielle N. Reeser graduated cum laude from Murray State University on May 12.
    She received a Bachelor of Science in agriculture.
    Reeser is a 2008 graduate of Spencer County High School and is the daughter of Richard  and Linda Reeser of Fisherville.
    She has accepted a teaching position at Ballard Memorial High School in Barlow.

    UK announces Spring dean’s list

  • Fall in love with the great outdoors

    As we enter July, it’s a slow month for a lot of sports. Baseball fans like myself have plenty to keep us busy each morning, checking out the boxscores and keeping up with the standings, but we’re several weeks from the kickoff of football season and many sports fans don’t know what to do.

  • Best sports moment in Kentucky? Here is one man's dozen

    Magazine headline: The Best Sports Moment in the History of Your State is...

    The results came from asking “... which moment each state should be most proud of.” According to ESPN, The Magazine, June 25, 105,000 responded.

    Results from Kentucky: Secretariat winning the 1973 Derby in record-setting time is our proudest moment in sports, 31.8 percent said.
    Runner-up: Muhammad Ali’s Thrilla in Manila title win over Joe Frazier in 1975, 20.8 percent.

  • Baseball champs

    Two Spencer County youth were a part of a championship team in Jeffersontown earlier his month. Hunter Greer, 11, of Taylorsville, and Anthony Lashley, 11, of Elk Creek, were members of the 12U J-town Red Sox. The team won the American League Championship and went on to win the J-town 12U Tournament in Jeffersontown on the weekend of June 18.

  • Bottoms wins second heat race of season

    Spencer Countian Derek Bottoms won his second heat race of the season at Ponderosa Speedway this weekend to start on the front row of the Sportsman feature event. Bottoms was the top qualifier with a 16.845 second lap, then won the heat. The heat race determines starting position in the feature event, so Bottoms started on the inside of the front row. Bottoms battled eventual winner Bartley Grant, and finished second in the feature event. Bottoms currently sits second in points in that series.